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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man was sentenced to serve time in the slammer  on Friday for his involvement in illegal gambling businesses  that were bossed  by the New York Gambino crime family of La Cosa Nostra
The Connecticut U.S. attorney’s office said Joseph “Pizza Joe”  Borea 56, of New Canaan, was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 33 months in prison.

Borea was fined $50,000 and ordered to forfeit $75,000. He was arrested last year and pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiring to violate racketeering law.

Prosecutors said Borea collected gambling debts for a Stamford-based Internet sports bookmaking operation and card gambling clubs in Stamford and Hamden that were tied to Gambino organized crime associates in New York

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